Who We Are


Community Solutions international develops long term, sustainable business solutions that provide new or alternate livelihood opportunities for marginal communities around the world.


To identify and develop economically viable business opportunities that can be adopted by people, and particularly women, in marginal communities to improve their livelihoods in a long term sustainable way. These business solutions will typically add value to existing waste streams or develop new applications for the skills or sustainable natural resources available within the community. New products, processes and market mechanisms developed will seek to maximize the financial and social benefits to individuals and communities engaged in production and minimise any impact on the environment.

Community Solutions International was formally established as an Indonesian Foreign Investment Company in 2009 but the thoughts behind it were formulated some years before.

It all started in 2005 with a group of orphans in Makassar, South Sulawesi. These children faced a daily struggle to survive and an uncertain future, with little opportunity to receive an education much less health care or other basic necessities. Due to the support and generosity of friends and visitors we were able to get the school age children into school and help them establish some ongoing forms of support. It was following this experience that the concept of Community Solutions International was born.

Between 2005 - 2009, with the inspirational and financial support of long time friends of Indonesia, Frank and Susan, we developed and tested different ways to help people establish additional sustainable income earning streams, while having a positive impact on the environment. Having identified a number of key opportunities for communities in South Sulawesi and Bali, Community Solutions International was formed to turn a dream into reality.

Today, we continue to work with communities, industry stakeholders and supplier partners to produce a range of sustainable products and services for the consumer and corporate markets, in a way that improves sustainability and provides additional or alternative incomes to families and communities.

We strongly encourage the participation of women in our community development programs and are an equal opportunity employer.

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